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Election 2016

Donald Trump Explains Why He's The Only One Who Can Beat Hillary Clinton In 2016

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Despite Donald Trump's seventh place finish during this year's Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, the business tycoon is adamant tha...

Eliot Nelson

Gary Johnson Doesn't Hold Back At CPAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Eliot Nelson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND -- Typically, when a politician meets a reporter for an interview, decorum dictates that said politician offer up a bland pl...

Hillary, Again. (But Different?)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Getting ready for Hillary 5.0. Really. ...

Amber Ferguson

The Best Stuff You Didn't See Live This Week In 120 Seconds

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

In this week's edition of "Policlips Now," we're highlighting the best political clips you may have missed while you were working. Whether it was S...

Election 2016 -- Crowdsourcing the Next President

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

With this new ability to have the Internet and social media dictate the creation of what we all want and need and the elimination of what we won't tolerate and stand for, the time and opportunity to identify and select the best person for the office of president is upon us.

Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton Won't Be 'Considered For The Higher Office' Because Of Benghazi

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday slammed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for failing to “defend our ambassador” during the 2012 Bengh...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Bush Family, Ranked Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Bush Family, Ranked Edition Most of the people who run for president of the United States don't have to stand before the world and plea...

Walker, Uninformed -- and Unperturbed

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Scott Walker doesn't know. And he doesn't care. ...

Jeb Bush Is Dominating The GOP Money Race

The Washington Post | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Jeb Bush’s money juggernaut is far eclipsing the efforts of his would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, putting his two political ...

Joe Biden May Have Asked Where His 'Old Butt Buddy' Is During Iowa Speech

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden may have given a shout-out to an “old butt buddy” during a speech in Iowa on Thursday. During a stop at Drake Universi...

Scott Walker Goes National. (National Bites Back.)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Some people bask in the sudden spotlight. Some people get burned... ...

(Anti-Vaccination) Ignorance Is the New Black

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

It is now "cool" to be willfully ignorant. Any sentence which begins with "I'm not a scientist," but ends with public policy suggestions regarding it, highlights the point. Ignorance has become a homeowner in America's discourse. It has a seat at the "grown folks" table and is asked its opinion. How in the hell did we get here?

Scott Walker Takes The Lead In Iowa

Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the top choice for president in 2016 among Republican voters in Iowa, surging past a crowded field of rivals to take th...

Jeb's Big Test

Politico | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

Mitt Romney’s exit from the 2016 presidential race sets up a critical challenge for Jeb Bush, top Republicans say: If the former Florida governor ca...

REPORT: Clinton May Not Launch Campaign Until July

POLITICO | Mike Allen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton, expecting no major challenge for the Democratic nomination, is strongly considering delaying the formal launch of her presidential ca...

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

Margie Omero | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Margie Omero

We'll need far more than a single question to decode the role gender has in Clinton's political fortunes. We would need to control for party, and mask that we're investigating bias. Because if voters are viewing Clinton through the lens of party, rather than gender, perhaps that may be progress after all.

Walker? Romney?! Really?!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Suddenly, it's 2016. Try to contain your excitement... ...

What Will 2016 Mitt Romney Say About Gay Marriage?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Unlike those of the other possible candidates of the GOP establishment, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, Romney's positions on gays have been more defined and extreme -- and more consistent and reiterated much more recently, especially since he veered far right in the primaries in 2012. Any change will be seen as a yet another major flip-flop.

Challenge and Opportunity for Progressives

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

No challenge in the Democratic Party will have legs unless people are in motion, mobilizing, challenging business as usual, and forcing politicians to get outside of their comfort zone. Dislodging the entrenched interests and big money that dominate our politics won't be easy.

Introducing HuffPost's 'Trail To The Chief'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

The 2016 presidential election is in full swing, despite no potential candidate "officially" announcing a White House bid yet. But let's be honest, ma...

Al Franken Realizes Mid-Sentence That He's Endorsing Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, even if he didn't realize it at first. "I think...

Midterm Election Lessons, One Month Later

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Bob Cesca

When voters pass minimum wage hikes in four of the reddest states--Alaska, South Dakota, Nebraska, Arkansas--but still reject Democrats nationally and, perhaps more troublesome, even locally, that should tell you something. It also provides more clarity in terms of the lessons of this election.

Guns and Cigarettes: How We Measure Liberty

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Both guns and tobacco are intrinsically dangerous. Either might have redeeming value to be sure (defense and social pleasure, respectively), but an imaginary world in which there were no guns and no tobacco would be, well, safer. And neither should be the focus of the debate on American liberty.

Bernie Sanders: Approving Keystone XL 'Makes No Sense To Me'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

As the Senate prepares to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reiterated his position that he doesn’t want it to...

Why Election Day Should Be a National Holiday

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The goal of making Election Day a national holiday is not only to make it easier for people to vote, but to increase attention on the need for us to move toward a vibrant democracy.